Overcoming The Clown

When our Stories of Self No Longer Serve Us

I couldn’t understand how the adults would assume that just because I liked to make people laugh and be silly in the schoolyard, that I couldn’t be serious when the situation warranted it?

Photo by Nareeta Martin on Unsplash

It’s important to remember that we are not our stories, they are just the lenses through which we view ourselves or others. They influence us greatly, yes, but they do not make up the totality of our identity.

“This work makes it clear that when we are operating from a problematic story, it is the narrative rather than ourselves that is the problem.”

Storytelling | Narrative | Systems Change | Spoken Word | Currently writing a book on storytelling, narrative & systems change | www.alinasiegfried.com/book

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